Artist

Brent Kee Young

Habatat’s 50th year anniversary is appropriate for Prof. Emeritus, Brent K. Young. Having started an exploration in glass in earnest in 1971, he entered graduate school at the prestigious State University College of Ceramics at Alfred University, majoring in glass art.  2021 marks his 50th year of inspired exploration.

The study of glass as an art .....

Habatat’s 50th year anniversary is appropriate for Prof. Emeritus, Brent K. Young. Having started an exploration in glass in earnest in 1971, he entered graduate school at the prestigious State University College of Ceramics at Alfred University, majoring in glass art.  2021 marks his 50th year of inspired exploration.

The study of glass as an art form has taken him into a life-long, open-ended pursuit. The result has been several significant bodies of work in glass and a teaching career spanning 42 years in the US and Japan. His glass sculptures and blown glass vessels have been acquired and placed in numerous public and private collections which include The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery; Corning Museum of Glass; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; The Cleveland Museum of Art; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Imagine Museum, St Petersburg, Florida; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA; to name a few.

The pieces selected for Habatat’s 50th, reflect a continued study and exploration in glass.  These latest efforts in the “Matrix Series” are Young’s interpretation of interactions with our natural environment. The series is marked by its uniquely inventive way of construction, using a glass commonly used in chemical apparatus. In the series, a matrix of glints of light are pristinely rendered to depict three-dimensional forms.  “The method is a bricks and mortar way of construction using glass which allows for imagining and building almost any idea”, Professor Young has said.

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you for celebrating the first annual

Glass Art Fair!

We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.